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Sam Houston State University will be closed for the holidays from December 22nd through January 2nd. All university offices will resume normal business operations on Monday, January 5th. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. — Photo by Brian Blalock


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Joan BythewayBytheway Receives Grant To Study Human Decomposition

Associate professor of forensic science Joan Bytheway has been awarded more than $495,000 to create a formula to quantitatively determine time duration and different stages of decomposition of human remains, based on a non-subjective approach. Details.





Cecelia MarquartMarquart Appointed To IACP National Highway Safety Panel

Cecelia Marquart, project director of SHSU's Impaired Driving Initiatives Program, has been appointed to an advisory panel within the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  Details.






Terry BilhartzMemorial Service Scheduled For Terry Bilhartz

A memorial service for professor of history Terry Bilhartz will be held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Huntsville. Details.






Theatre Prof Takes Center Stage In 'Christmas Carol' Production

Tom PriorTom Prior, associate chair and associate professor of theatre and musical theatre at Sam Houston State University, is bringing to life the holiday staple Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” which is taking stage through the Classical Theatre Company Dec. 9-23 at the Chelsea Market in Houston. Details.






Richard E. WattsCounselor Education Prof Named 'Regents' Professor'

Sam Houston State University Distinguished Professor of Counselor Education Richard E. Watts has been honored this year with the Regents’ Professor Award. The award is given by the Texas State University System Board of Regents to recognize professors whose performance and contributions to the educational community have been exemplary. Details.




Ready Player One'Ready Player One' Contest Winners Recognized

The First Year Experience Office treated the winners of this year's Bearkats Read to Succeed "Ready Player One"-themed contests to lunch on Nov. 13 as one of the closing events for this year's Author's Forum. Details.





museumMuseum Re-Accredited By National Alliance

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum has again been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive—accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. Friends of the museum, board members, and SHSU administrators and staff joined in a celebratory announcement in the Rotunda of the museum on Wednesday. Details.






TSUS Regents Meeting Summary

The Texas State University System Board of Regents took action on several items relating to academic affairs, tuition and fees, and planning and construction for Sam Houston State University during the board’s quarterly meeting at Lamar University in Beaumont on Friday (Nov. 7).  Details.




Patient with medical teamSHSU Considering Health Sciences Campus Options

As the need for highly-skilled health professionals grows in the region, Sam Houston State University is considering a number of ways to meet these demands. One option may include the location of a health sciences campus in Montgomery County.  Details.











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